- Cheaters are already plaguing the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 beta on PlayStation, using hacks with jailbroken PS4s to gain an unfair advantage.
- While cheating is not exclusive to the beta, it’s a recurring issue in the Call of Duty franchise and has prompted players to turn off cross-play functionality. Unfortunately, PC users are not to blame this time.
- Sledgehammer Games is making adjustments to the game based on player feedback, and hopefully, improvements to the anti-cheat system will help combat cheating.
Some Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 players are running into cheaters during the ongoing beta period. The beta for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is currently live on PlayStation consoles, and it’s open to all users on the platform without the need to pre-order the game.
Xbox and PC players who purchase Modern Warfare 3 can start playing from October 12, with the beta being available to all users across all platforms from October 14 to 16. Now, it looks like some PlayStation fans are running into cheaters in the beta, even before PC users have a chance to access it.
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CharlieIntel has shared a new clip from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 that highlights a player using cheats during the beta period. As seen in the video, the player is shot and killed in midair as they are trying to traverse the map, before they even have a chance to engage with the enemy. The killcam in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 reveals that the opponent was using cheats during the match, as they had already locked onto their target through a wall. According to CharlieIntel, these gamers are using jailbroken PS4s for this purpose, allowing them to gain an unfair advantage during Modern Warfare 3 matches.
Some console players are quick to judge PC opponents for using cheats, and they end up turning off cross play functionality to avoid running into them. However, this isn’t the case in the given scenario, as the beta is only available to PlayStation users at the moment. It’ll be interesting to see how the cheating situation develops in the near future, as more players across different platforms get their hands on Modern Warfare 3’s beta.
Cheating is present in most multiplayer games in some form, and the Call of Duty franchise is no stranger to this practice. Gamers reported running into cheaters during the beta phase of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as well, and it looks like the same trend is continuing with the upcoming Modern Warfare 3.
Sleddgehammer Games has already made changes to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 thanks to the feedback it received during the beta. As an example, one piece of equipment has already been nerfed in Modern Warfare 3, as the effectiveness of Battle Rage has been greatly reduced. The development team will likely continue to make changes based on player feedback as more users start playing in the coming days. Hopefully, some adjustments to Ricochet anti-cheat that catch this type of cheating will be one such change.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launches on November 10 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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